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2008-03-11 15:21:20

A recent study at the University of Illinois created a bit of a mystery for soil scientist Michelle Wander "“ increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was expected to increase plant growth, increase plant biomass and ultimately beef up the organic matter in the soil -- but it didn't. What researchers found instead was that organic matter decay increased along with residue inputs when carbon dioxide levels were increased and they think the accelerated decay was due to increased...


Word of the Day
rhyparography
  • Genre or still-life pictures, including all subjects of a trivial, coarse, or common kind: so called in contempt.
According to the OED, "the sense ‘a painting’ in English is probably due to the influence of lithograph n., photograph n., etc."